Residents approve of city park, building sale near U.N.

TRD New York /
Sep.September 20, 2011 01:39 PM

Almost three-quarters of East Side residents approve of proposals to sell city-owned land — including the Robert Moses Playground next to the United Nations and U.N. Plaza 1 and 2, two city-owned building occupied by the U.N. on 44th Street — to finance the completion of a 21-block gap in the East River Greenway, according to the Friends of the East River Greenway, Crain’s reported.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in July calling for a decision to be reached by Oct. 10 between city and state officials to sell the 29,000-square-foot park at East 42nd Street and First Avenue.

David Cantor, a spokesperson for the Friends of the East River Greenway, said $200 million would likely be generated by the land deals to fill the greenway gap.

“The greenway would create a far more open space out there than there is now,” he told Crain’s. “Part of our argument is that the East Side has the least amount of open area in Manhattan.” [Crain’s]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore
Governor Andrew Cuomo and 538 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill

Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)

Commercial eviction and foreclosure ban extended until January

Commercial eviction and foreclosure ban extended until January
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

Judge blocks effort to quash Cuomo’s new Covid restrictions

Judge blocks effort to quash Cuomo’s new Covid restrictions
Gov. Andrew Cuomo with the Cathedral Basilica of St. James and Agudath Israel of Madison in Brooklyn (Getty, Wikimedia, Google Maps)

Religious groups sue to stop Cuomo’s new lockdowns

Religious groups sue to stop Cuomo’s new lockdowns
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)

Covid hotspots must lock down tomorrow: Cuomo

Covid hotspots must lock down tomorrow: Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)

Cuomo to redraw city’s shutdown map

Cuomo to redraw city’s shutdown map
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...